WILDERNESS FIRST AID
Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.
This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.
You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!
Sponsored by Idaho Rescue Training & NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Available Course Dates:
November 18-19, 2023
March 2-3, 2024
June 22-23, 2024
The class will be from 8 am-5 pm each day with 1 hour for lunch from around noon-1 pm.
Crossroads of the West Council is in South Ogden, about 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City. Please park in the main lot, the classroom is in the basement meeting room.
Meals & Lodging
Students are required to arrange all lodging and food. There are several lodging and dining options in the Ogden area.
For questions about location & logistics, contact:
Idaho Rescue Training
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